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Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2757) - Anand, Viswanathan (2770) [D23]
FIDE Candidates 2014, Khanty-Mansiysk (3) 2014

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Qc2 dxc4 5. Qxc4 Bg4








   
6. Nbd2
The Slav Defence or Queen's Gambit Accepted.
6...Nbd7 7. g3 e6 8. Bg2 Be7 9. Ne5 Bh5 10. Nxd7 Nxd7 11. O-O O-O 12. Nb3 a5 13. a4 Bb4 14. e4








   
14...e5!
A novelty. In the game Ivanchuk, V - Vallejo Pons, F, Istanbul 2012 Black played 14...Qe7 15. Be3 Rfd8 16. f4 Kh8 17. Rf2 f6 18. Bd2 e5 19. Bxb4 axb4 20. fxe5 fxe5 21. d5.
15. Be3 exd4 16. Bxd4 Kh8 17. e5?!
A dubious move. Now Black can attack this pawn. Better is 17. Rfc1 with the idea of Nc5, trying to trade pieces to draw.
17...Re8!
The strongest continuation.
18. f4








   
18...f6!
Black takes the initiative, attacks White's pawn centre and plans to activate the knight.
19. exf6 Nxf6 20. Bf3 Bxf3 21. Rxf3 Re4
Here possible is 21...c5.
22. Re3
22. Qd3 deserves attention.
22...Rxe3 23. Bxe3 Qe8 24. Bb6?
A mistake. 24. Bd4 at once is better.









   
24...Qh5!
Mighty Black's queen rushes on the kingside, where White has many weak squares.
25. Bd4?!
More stubborn is 25. Qd3 Re8 26. Bf2 Ng4 27. h4 Nxf2 28. Kxf2 Qg4 29. Rc1 Qh3 30. Nc5 h6 31. Ne4 Qh2+ 32. Kf3 Qxb2, though Black has a clear advantage due to an extra pawn.
25...Re8!
Black intends to attack the white king with ...Re2.
26. Rf1
Or 26. Qd3 Qd5 27. Rc1 Ng4 28. Qc2 Nxh2 29. Qxh2 (29. Kxh2 Qh5+ 30. Kg1 Re2) 29...Qxb3, and Black wins.
26...Ng4 27. Qc2 c5!!
A powerful pawn sacrifice.









   
28. Nxc5
After 28. Bc3 Black grabs the exchange with the fork 28...Ne3. Or 28. Be5 c4, winning.
28...Rc8
Black wins the piece and the game.
29. Rd1 Bxc5
Also good is 29...b6.
30. Bxc5 h6 31. Kh1
After 31...Nf2+ 32. Qxf2 Qxd1+ 33. Kg2 Qd5+ Black has an extra rook.
White resigned. 0-1










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Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2757) - Anand, Viswanathan (2770) [D23]
FIDE Candidates 2014/Khanty-Mansiysk (3) 2014

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Qc2 dxc4 5. Qxc4 Bg4 6. Nbd2 Nbd7 7. g3 e6 8. Bg2 Be7 9. Ne5 Bh5 10. Nxd7 Nxd7 11. O-O O-O 12. Nb3 a5 13. a4 Bb4 14. e4 e5 15. Be3 exd4 16. Bxd4 Kh8 17. e5 Re8 18. f4 f6 19. exf6 Nxf6 20. Bf3 Bxf3 21. Rxf3 Re4 22. Re3 Rxe3 23. Bxe3 Qe8 24. Bb6 Qh5 25. Bd4 Re8 26. Rf1 Ng4 27. Qc2 c5 28. Nxc5 Rc8 29. Rd1 Bxc5 30. Bxc5 h6 31. Kh1 0-1


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